Janus is a competitive eater who used to eat 11 pounds of cottage cheese, pasta and bananas washed down with a gallon of water four to five times a week.
That is, until fellow champion eater Takeru Kobayashi taught him how to train on five-pound meals.
Although Janus knows his female roommate doesnt like to watch him gurgitate, he insists he must do it to keep his stomach stretched.
So far, the stomach-churning binges have paid off: Hes won money at consuming contests like the US Open of Competitive Eating, which airs on ESPN starting Thursday (Jul. 28).
Janus began eating competitively just over a year ago always with a painted face, by the way and is now the third leading money-earner in the circuit.
But what really inspires this 28-year-old to repeatedly stuff his face? He jokes, I tell everyone I did it to impress Jodie Foster.
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